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Podcast: Healthcare challenges faced by veteran population

GP and RCGP Veterans Friendly Practice clinical champion, Brigadier (Retd) Robin Simpson is joined by DMWS Welfare Officer Ashley Winter and Dr Matthew Boulter to discuss the healthcare challenges faced by the veteran population in England and what the RCGP is doing to help practices to support thei... Read more

Book now for new DMWS Training courses 2020 / 2021

“Fantastic teaching and amazing content. I have learned more about behaviour over the last 2 days than I have in my other 43 years.” Attendee, 2019 Mental Health First Aid course The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is an external provider of expert Welfare, Resilience and Mental Heal... Read more

DMWS receives funding from Worshipful Company of Insurers Charitable Trust

Worshipful Company of Insurers Charitable Trust has awarded the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) a grant for the provision of medical welfare support to members of the Armed Forces community. We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding award which will help to continue to provide medic... Read more

DMWS awarded grant from AFCFT Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) with a continuation grant from the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. This funding will provide continued delivery of the Strategic Pathways project, so as to ensure support for organisations receivin... Read more

Finalist for ‘Role Model of the Year’ at Veterans Awards 2020

DMWS Welfare Officer Ashley Winter is a finalist for the ‘Role model of the year’ at The English Veterans Awards. He is dedicated and passionate about helping the Armed Forces Community in Herefordshire and has helped many people by improving their ability to live independently, reducing... Read more

DMWS Welfare Officer Justine Clayton talks to BBC Somerset Breakfast Show

DMWS Welfare Officer for Somerset, Justine Clayton was on @bbcsomerset breakfast talking to Clare Carter about her role @DMWS and how she helps the veteran and armed forces community in Somerset. You can listen to the interview here at 2:49 hrs into the show. Read more about the support Justine will... Read more

Welfare Officer Ash Winter runs from Lands End to John o’ Groats for DMWS

I first heard of the charity The Defence Medical Welfare Service 11 years ago whilst serving at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, immediately I saw the difference they made to the lives of our Armed Forces Community.  Fast forward to 2018 and I found myself leaving the Armed Forces, and as... Read more

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