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

  • World Mental Health Day 2021

    As an independent charity, DMWS provides medical welfare to frontline workers and their immediate families when they are receiving treatment in hospital. Here at DMWS, we understand there is more to health than being physically well. DMWS recognises that mental well-being plays an important role in... Read more

  • DMWS awarded grant from RNRMC and Greenwich Hospital

    The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and their strategic partner, Greenwich Hospital, have awarded Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) a grant to continue the provision of welfare services to members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines veterans. The grant will help fund the support we... Read more

  • DMWS presents ‘Quilt of Valour’ in recognition of Alan Wainman’s service.

    DMWS welfare officer Justine Clayton has had the pleasure of presenting Shelia Taylor with a ‘Quilt of Valour’ in honour of her late father Alan Wainman who served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Alan, who sadly passed in April this year, and his family had been supported by we... 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.