The end of an era for NOVICE

The NOVICE platform is 10 years old and unfortunately the software is no longer fit for purpose. NOVICE was an EU funded project under the Lifelong Learning Programme and it has been a great collaboration with many ideas shared and new knowledge created. However, the funding finished well over 5 years ago and although a small group of volunteers kept it going, it is time to close the site.

The good news is that we are setting up another site for the most active group for those involved in teaching clinical skills. If you are interested please sign up at

N.B. Do check your Spam folder for the reply email as it may go there initially (until you mark as 'not spam').

Once you have joined, the default setting is that you receive emails from all forums (as in NOVICE) but in each forum there is an 'Unsubscribe' link (towards the top right). We are going to send a monthly activity update from the 'Announcements' forum so stay subscribed to that one. And then pick and choose from the rest.

The NOVICE platform will be taken down on 15th June 2020.

Thanks for your understanding and for the great collaborations and discussions over the years.