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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 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

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

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

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

A successful anniversary for the Unforgotten Forces project

The Unforgotten Forces project has benefited over 2,000 older veterans, their family members and carers in Scotland since its launch a year ago. DMWS is very proud to be part of this fantastic project Read more