Meetings were held every few months, in January, April, July and October. Each meeting is split into open and closed sessions (in the following format: open agenda; supporting papers for open agenda items; closed agenda, supporting papers for closed agenda items, agendas of extraordinary meetings, supporting papers for extraordinary meetings).
Items addressed at every meeting are: the location of the meeting, attendees and apologies, matters arising, General Secretary's report, membership matters, education, employment policy, health and social policy, international, nursing policy, research, reports from national boards.
During 1995 the topics discussed by Council in open sessions include:
Election of a chair for the RCN Association of Nursing Students
Mental health legislation - RCN strategy
Academic board of the RCN Institute of Advanced Nursing Education (IANE)
TUC (Trades Union Congress) affiliation
Proposed merger of the RCN Institute of Advanced Nursing Education, the Daphne Heald Research Unit and the National Institute for Nursing
The topics discussed by Council in closed sessions include:
Scutari Projects Ltd
RCN continuing education
This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: one set covers four bound volumes containing copies of the original papers. These volumes are kept in Store A.
The other set consists of original loose papers, including supporting papers and a copy index. These papers are kept in Store B.