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Whole Systems Dementia Treatment: An Emerging Role in the NHS?

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Whole Systems Dementia Treatment : An Emerging Role in the NHS? / Chalfont, Garuth; Milligan, Christine; Simpson, Jane; Shukla, Yashwant; Venkateswaran, Vandana.

In: Morecambe Bay Medical Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, 11.2018, p. 58-61.

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Chalfont, G, Milligan, C, Simpson, J, Shukla, Y & Venkateswaran, V 2018, 'Whole Systems Dementia Treatment: An Emerging Role in the NHS?', Morecambe Bay Medical Journal, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 58-61.

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Chalfont, G., Milligan, C., Simpson, J., Shukla, Y., & Venkateswaran, V. (2018). Whole Systems Dementia Treatment: An Emerging Role in the NHS? Morecambe Bay Medical Journal, 8(2), 58-61.

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Chalfont G, Milligan C, Simpson J, Shukla Y, Venkateswaran V. Whole Systems Dementia Treatment: An Emerging Role in the NHS? Morecambe Bay Medical Journal. 2018 Nov;8(2):58-61.

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Chalfont, Garuth ; Milligan, Christine ; Simpson, Jane ; Shukla, Yashwant ; Venkateswaran, Vandana. / Whole Systems Dementia Treatment : An Emerging Role in the NHS?. In: Morecambe Bay Medical Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 58-61.

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