We are the Defence Medical Welfare Service, providing medical welfare support to the Armed Forces Community and other Frontline staff, across the UK and abroad.

Our Welfare Officers are highly trained and are ready to respond to those in need 24/7.

We are the only charity to deploy to areas of conflict alongside troops on the frontline, and the first welfare service that service personnel will see when they are wounded, injured or sick.

Latest News

  • DMWS’s affiliation with the Armed Forces Community recognised with prestigious visit from The Chief of the General Staff and Royal Patron

    DMWS was delighted to welcome their Patron, Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex GCVO, The Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Nick Carter KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen and The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr Nigel Atkinson to the Charity’s Headquarters in Andover. The visit provided the perfect platform for highlighting the successes of the work undertaken and promoted the fantastic welfare support carried out every day. Read more

  • DMWS represented at Iraq and Afghanistan memorial unveiling

    Today, the unveiling of a new memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster by Her Majesty The Queen, honours both the UK Armed Forces and civilians who served their country in the Gulf region from 1990 – 2015. DMWS Welfare Officers were invited to the event, in recognition to the huge role they played in Operations TELIC and HERRICK. Read more

  • Rick's Reunion

    Rick has been living rough on the streets of Manchester and regrets not having any photos from his time in Service. But with the help of the E-Fan Project Rick is now getting his life back on track and even met up with his best mate from the Army. Read more

  • DMWS appoints Allan Thomson as new Chairman

    The Defence Medical Welfare Service is delighted to announce that Brigadier (Ret’d) Allan Thomson MSc MBA FIET CEng has taken over as the Chairman of Trustees from Major General (Ret’d) John Stokoe CB CBE, on 1.3.2017. Read more

  • Soldiering On Awards 2017: Military welfare advocate and veteran Nicky Murdoch

    THOSE she has helped have faced combat and have often paid the price with horrific injuries and mental health problems. Read more

  • Police charities join forces

    More than 20 organisations attended the Police Charities UK launch, including the Defence Medical Welfare Service, signalling their commitment to work in partnership and share best practice to provide the best support possible to the wider policing ‘family.’ Read more

  • The Difference we made to A& E

    DMWS is proud of our welfare officers Tom and Tim who recently received fantastic feedback from a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Royal Oldham Hospital, part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The email below really highlights how our service does not only supports the patient and their family, but also the organisations and health care providers linked to the individual’s clinical care pathway. Read more

  • Updating the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire on DMWS achievements

    For the Defence Medical Welfare Service the New Year started with a prestigious visit from HER Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson on 10 January 2017. It was a great opportunity for the Hampshire-based charity to update the Lord-Lieutenant on the charity’s significant contributions in 2016 and its ambitious plans for the years ahead. Read more

  • New Police Welfare Service launched in Hampshire

    The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) is excited to announce the official launch of a Police Medical Welfare Support Service, available to Police Officers, staff or family members of Hampshire Constabulary. The service is independent and complements the welfare support currently offered by the Police Federation and others. It aims to improve recovery time, wellbeing and resilience across the Force. Read more

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