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

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.

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

  • DMWS is awarded £41,436 from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

    The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) has awarded DMWS £41,436 to increase the support provided by the DMWS Emergency Response Service (ERS) during Covid-19. The funding will help 430 serving personnel, veterans and their families. The ERS provides a rapid response phone based welfare s... Read more

  • Salute Our Forces!

    Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.  Armed Forces Day is a special day and this year, despite the current situation, we celebrate and thank our Arm... Read more

  • Irwin Mitchell Shines a Light on the Defence Medical Welfare Service

    During Armed Forces Week charity partner Irwin Mitchell shine a light on the Defence Medical Welfare Service in an interview with Andrew Buckham, Partner in the Irwin Mitchell legal team and a Trustee at DMWS.  “The DMWS is such a key part of the military and... Read more

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