Our Mission

To provide a high-quality medical welfare service to those who serve the nation and the community when they are in the patient care pathway, in order to deliver capability and productivity.

How we help

Armed Forces Covenant

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over 1 million

patients and families supported by DMWS since 1943

1/4 million

pounds saved by the NHS with just two DMWS projects

70 million

days are lost each year to mental health illness each year

Latest News

  • Defence Medical Welfare Service awarded funding by The BFBS Big Salute.

    The Defence Medical Service (DMWS) have been awarded funding from The BFBS Big Salute to continue the provision of welfare services to the military community. We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the select few charities to receive funding from the BFBS Big Salute. The additional funding w... Read more

  • Veterans' Foundation award grant to DMWS

    The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been awarded a grant by the Veterans’ Foundation to continue the provision of welfare services for veterans throughout Nottinghamshire. The grant will be used to continue welfare services to veterans across Nottinghamshire which include welfare, wellb... Read more

  • DMWS appointed portfolio lead for Veterans' Places, Pathways and People Programme

    Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) have been announced as the Portfolio Lead for a new veterans’ project in the Midlands. The two-year Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People (VPPP) programme has been funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and will bring together eleven partners across... Read more

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DMWS is an elected member of the Cobseo Executive Committee 

Cobseo is the Confederation of Service Charities which represents the needs of the whole serving and veterans community.