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

‘By Your Side’ – Defence Medical Welfare Service feature in Army and You Magazine

Date: Summer 2020 Publication: Army and You Magazine (AFF) @ArmyandYou ‘The health – mental and physical – of loved ones is arguably our biggest priority and as army families, it’s reassuring to know there are lots of healthcare professionals looking after us, specific initiatives t... Read more

‘Help is at hand for military veterans’

The Defence Medical Welfare Service are an active member of the Herefordshire Armed Forces Covenant and provide support to veterans and their families who are undergoing medical treatment in and out of hospital. Herefordshire’s Veteran Support Centre (VSC) is providing support to those who nee... Read more

Help us care for those who care for us

DMWS launches ‘Help us care’ campaign to meet the increased demand for their welfare services during Covid19 across the UK, Cyprus and Northern Ireland.  To find out more and details of how you can donate please visit: https://help-us-care.dmws.org.ukAny hospital treatment or health... Read more

DMWS receives funding from Veterans’ Foundation

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) have received £12,500 for the DMWS Emergency Response Service to help support veterans and their families during the COVID-19 Pandemic. What is the DMWS Emergency Response Service (ERS)? ERS provides a rapid response phone based welfare service to vet... Read more

Herefordshire Freemasons Awards £79,700 to DMWS

The Herefordshire Freemasons for awards DMWS a grant of £79,700. This enables DMWS to continue to help veterans & over 65s return to independent life in their own homes after hospital treatment in Herefordshire. Herefordshire Times News Article: Full Press Release details below: Military vetera... Read more

Welfare Support during COVID-19 Outbreak

What is the DMWS Emergency Response Service (ERS)? ERS provides a rapid response phone based welfare service to veterans, service personnel, frontline staff, NHS staff and the Merchant Navy whilst they or their families are in the NHS clinical pathway. Contact our emergency response service on... Read more

‘ABF The Soldiers Charity, highly commends DMWS for their bravery and acts of goodwill in this time of crisis.’

News Article from Army Benevolent Fund, Friday, 24th April 2020 Since 2017, our charity has been working with the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) to deliver a bespoke welfare service for the Armed Forces community in hospitals and across Southern England, as part of a project originally funde... Read more

DMWS Welfare Officer receives Commendation Award

Demmie, one of our great Welfare Officers, has been awarded the Commander BFC Commendation for ‘unwavering commitment and professionalism’. Read more

Armed Forces Covenant Positive Pathways Programme

Do you support veterans?  Do you have an idea for an activity that will help and improve the health and wellbeing of veterans? Are a registered charity or community interest company?  If so applying for a grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Positive Pathways Programme might be f... Read more

Soldiering On Award Winner is A Real Inspiration

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) Welfare Officer Nathan Cumberland wins the ‘Inspiration Award’ in the 2019 Soldiering On Awards. This prestigious military awards recognises the outstanding achievements of service personnel, both individuals and groups that support the armed forces commu... Read more

Defence Medical Welfare Service Team Achieves Runner-up in the PEN National Award!

DMWS are delighted to announce that the charity has been awarded runner-up in the ‘Partnership Working to Improve the Experience’ category. The DMWS South Project was recognised for its work in a special awards event, sharing their inspiration and experience with fellow nominees. Read more

Soldiering On Award Winner and Finalist Three Years In A Row

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been shortlisted for a third year running as a finalist in the 2019 Soldiering On Awards. The prestigious military awards recognise outstanding achievements of service personnel, and individuals and groups that support the armed forces community. Read more

DMWS CEO Visits Stanford Hall

DMWS Chief Executive Paul Gaffney met with Teresa Griffiths OBE ARRC Commanding Officer DMRC, to visit and see first-hand the amazing new premises. The state-of-the-art facility has been built within the grounds of Stanford Hall, and is currently providing clinical rehabilitation to military service... Read more

Defence Medical Welfare Service shortlisted for PEN National Award!

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been shortlisted in the Patient Experience Network (PEN) National Awards. The charity, which provides an independent face-to-face medical welfare service to the Armed Forces Community whenever they are receiving medical treatment; is a finalist in the... Read more

Scottish Veterans Minister Meets Military Veterans Project Making Positive Changes

In a visit led by the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) team, Scottish Veterans Minister Graeme Dey met with attendees of Ayrshire Veterans Breakfast Club, at the Melbourne Café, followed by a visit to the Unforgotten Forces consortium at Poppyscotland’s Head Office in Kilmarnock. Read more

Royal Patron Hosts DMWS Charity Dinner

HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, hosted a 75th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner in aid of the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS). Read more

DMWS Team Wins NUH Honours 2018

NUHonours Awards are one of the ways Nottingham University Hospital say ‘thank you’ and recognises the exceptional contribution and hard work of staff who make up Team NUH. Read more

Achieving Gold – HRH The Earl of Wessex Awards DMWS

Prince Edward and the Defence Secretary, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP presented special awards to organisations that support the armed forces and their families by offering training, work placements and employment. Read more

DMWS Participate in the Muster during the Festival of Remembrance

This year DMWS Professional Standards Manager, Elaine Crawforth; and Welfare Officer, John Walker were honoured to be selected to represent the charity during the Muster. Read more

General the Lord Dannatt, former Head of the British Army, Visits DMWS

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS); has the pleasure of welcoming General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL, to our HQ offices in Andover to meet with our team and hear some of the recent thought-provoking and challenging case studies our Welfare Officers have supported. Read more

Reserves and Cadets Honoured by Hampshire’s Lord Lieutenant at Annual Awards Ceremony

Members of the military reserves and cadets have been recognised for their service at a ceremony hosted by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Nigel Atkinson Esq. Read more

Grant from Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity helps DMWS to support the Naval community

a substantial grant has been awarded to DMWS to support serving Royal Navy and Royal Marines, Veterans and families who are receiving medical treatment. Read more

Mental Health Awareness Saves Lives

Today, on World Mental Health Day, we share a personal letter sent to our Mental Health First Aid Training Manager, which shows how Awareness around Mental Health can save lives. Read more

The power of collaboration; veterans share their stories of receiving DMWS support

Edinburgh Castle opened its doors to DMWS service users, other beneficiaries and influencers to attend a unique “Caring for those who Serve” Dinner to raise awareness of the Charity. Read more

75 Years On: The Welfare Officers Supporting Veterans in Scotland

Watch the Forces News reports on the support DMWS Welfare Officer Emma Gration provides to older veterans, their family and carers in Ayrshire. Read more

Mental health ‘first aid’ course to help ex-service community

THE mental health needs of Guernsey’s unknown number of servicemen and ex-servicemen must be addressed with greater precision. Read more

Welfare Officer’s Garden Makeover revealed

Inspirational DMWS Welfare Officer's garden makeover has finally been revealed on ITV's Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh’s creating a garden to be enjoyed for years to come. Read more

AF Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme Award

Alongside 50 other organisations, DMWS was honoured to receive notification of our Gold Award 2018 President of the South East Reserve Forces’ & Cadets. Read more

Attending Armed Forces Days around the country

Our Welfare Officers have attended several Armed Forces Days around the country to show their appreciation for the work of our Armed Forces and inform the community of the medical welfare service we provide to them. Read more

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