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

Support us

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 pays tribute to the fallen on Remembrance Day 2020

    Staff from DMWS and veterans they have supported pay tribute to the fallen on Remembrance Day by reading the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. — Ends — Notes to Editors: About Defence Medical Welfare Service The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DM... Read more

  • London Marathon Success

    Well done to DMWS Welfare Officer Justine Clayton who completed the virtual 2020 London Marathon. Justine braved the horrendous weather and despite being soaked and very cold at mile 3, she completed the race raising £200 for DMWS. Justine said “A lady who was walking her dog couldn’t belie... Read more

  • DMWS receives The National Lottery Community funding to support NHS department affected by Covid-19

    DMWS has received a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to support NHS Staff and hospital patients affected by Covid-19 at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Emergency Department. We are delighted to receive this funding from the TNL Community Fund. It will allow us to support elde... 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.