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

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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 are finalists in the Soldiering on Awards 2022

    DMWS Welfare Officers, Lee Bayley & Justine Clayton have been shortlisted as finalists for the Family Values Award at this year’s Soldiering on Awards. Lee and Justine make up a fantastic team, they have a wealth of knowledge and deliver life-changing welfare support to serving personnel, vete... Read more

  • RAF Benevolent Fund awards funding to support DMWS

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has awarded a grant of £13,000 to Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS). The grant will help DMWS provide tailored support for individuals, whether it be a life-threatening injury sustained by a soldier, or a housing crisis for a military veteran, PTSD diagnosis for an NHS... Read more

  • DMWS awarded three-year grant from The Army Central Fund

    The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been awarded a significant three-year grant from The Army Central Fund (ACF) to support two existing welfare projects and launch a third new welfare project which will expand our reach across the UK. The funding has allowed DMWS to expand its operation... 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.