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

  • In conversation with DMWS welfare officers during 'Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021'

    As we join together during Dying Matters Awareness week and open up the conversation around death, dying and bereavement, we hear from our own welfare staff why working closely with those who are terminally ill is a vital and rewarding part of our work. Being there for the family, as well as the pat... Read more

  • Defence Medical Welfare Service win Charity of the Year

    30th April, 2021: Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) have been awarded Charity of the Year at the South West Business and Community Awards. The award recognises the work delivered by DMWS in the South of England supporting the armed forces, veterans, police officers, The Merchant Navy and their... Read more

  • DMWS Welfare Officers Demmie Savvides and Stacy Loizou win Team of the Year Award

    DMWS has teams working in hospitals and the community in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cyprus. The pandemic made 2020 challenging and the most difficult of years with all members of staff in the organisation reacting and adjusting routine working practices to continue to deliver our vital... 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.