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

  • NHS Lanarkshire honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces

    NHS Lanarkshire honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces. Congratulations to health and social care staff across Lanarkshire after they received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community. DMWS Welfare Officers Kenny and Ash... Read more

  • "There when it matters most".

    As part of the Defence Medical Welfare Service partnership with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity we were the focus of their recent Go Inspire campaign highlighting the vital work we have delivered during the last 18 months. Download and read all about how we have helped over 5500 individuals within t... Read more

  • Armed Forces Day 2021

    Armed Forces Day recognises the armed forces community; sailors, marines, soldiers, airmen, airwomen, reserves, veterans, cadets and service families. Despite the challenges of Covid-19 our welfare staff were able to safely attend several dedicated events including flag raising ceremonies, walking f... 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.