Meetings were held roughly monthly, with meetings in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September and November. They are arranged in the following order: minutes of the previous meeting, minutes of current meeting, agenda of current meeting, papers of current meeting.
Items addressed at every meeting are: the location of the meeting, attendees and apologies, matters arising, correspondence, Congress, membership matters, reports from committees, reports from national boards, use of the seal, membership numbers.
During 1963 the topics discussed by Council include:
European Common Market
Ministry of health
Economies in the health service
Impartial review of the nursing profession
Communication between the Council and the membership
Committee structure and budgetary control
Amalgamation of the Royal College of Nursing and the National Council of Nurses
Nursing staff ratios
Nursing Mirror exhibition and conference
Nursing and midwifery staff census
Admission of members to Council meetings
Nurses and midwives Whitley Council
Welfare of nurses in adversity
This record relates to two separate sets of minutes: the original set is signed. This volume is kept in Store B.
The other set is a copy of the original, split into two volumes. One volume runs from 17 Jan to 9 May 1963, and the other from 5 Jun to 21 Nov 1963. These volumes are kept in Store A.