Isn't this a knotty question?
Claire's response is a good indication of some of the potential
difficulties in charging psychologists and assessors for the use of
Firstly there may be a competition law objection to charging an
external assessor and thus unfairly favouring your internal provision.
Secondly there are advantages to supporting the provision of services
for your students - not least of which is the possibility of having
some input to the assessment process and outcome - even if only by
way of information flow and goodwill!
Jeff Hughes Registered Practitioner Psychologist
psychologist.co.uk Lucem Ltd Box42 Group
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From: Claire Wickham
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Subject: Re: Charging for rooms
> We would charge an external assessor for the room, because we have
> our own assessment centre on site. We would also charge any
> tutor for room hire. (This would be the institution charging not
> Disability Service.)
> We do not charge our Ed Psychs because we have negotiated a fee for
> them that takes into account the fact that we, among other things,
> not make a charge for room hire. We regard the Ed Psychs as
> a service for our students and we make the bookings etc.
> From: Discussion list for disabled students and their support
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Sheila Watts
> Sent: 29 March 2010 20:32
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Charging for rooms
> Do any other institutions charge visiting Psychologists for the use
> of a room to carry out their assessments?
> I know some institutions charge assessors but should Psychologists
> treated diferently?
> Sheila Watts
> Manager of the Support Service for Students with Disabilities
> Liverpool Hope University
> Hope Park
> Liverpool L16 9JD
> Tel: 0151 291 3064
> Fax: 0151 291 3770
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