A general meeting is a meeting of RCN members during which they may make decisions on proposals put to them by RCN Council, or by other members.
An annual general meeting (AGM) is a type of general meeting. The AGM's prime purpose being for members to receive the annual report and accounts and to ask questions about the running and performance of the organisation.
Other general meetings are referred to as extraordinary general meetings (EGMs).
General meetings and the rules governing them are fairly standard across most companies and organisation, and the RCN's own rules on general meetings reflect common practice.
The RCN's rules are set out in sections 13 to 18 of the Standing Orders.
Further guidance is set out here.
The next general meeting of the Royal College of Nursing will be its AGM which will be held in Liverpool in June 2020. Exact details will be announced nearer the time.
If you're an RCN member, log in above and you can find out more about the RCN's past general meetings by reading minutes or watching videos.