How we help

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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.

What we do

DMWS has been providing a medical welfare service since 1943. We help patients when their medical needs are being met but when other issues, problems or social influences may be distracting them from their recovery. We provide practical and emotional support to ensure that no family goes through the worry of injury or illness alone.

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Support to organisations

Apart from the obvious benefits to patients and their families, working with DMWS provides wider advantages to linked organisations and health care providers involved in the individual’s clinical care pathway.

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Training

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Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the moral obligation of society towards members of the Armed Forces community. It enables businesses and charitable organisations to express their support, and commit to ways in which they can provide that support.

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Support us

DMWS is immensely grateful to everyone who supports us. Whether making an individual or corporate donation; no matter how large or small, it all contributes to our work in supporting those who put their life at risk to serve our country.

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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

  • Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme Award

    The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS), alongside 50 other organisations, was honoured to receive notification of our Gold Award 2018, from Nigel Atkinson Esq, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and President of the South East Reserve Forces’ & Cadets. Read more

  • DMWS Welfare Officer in the spotlight on ITV's Love Your Garden

    Tune into ITV tonight to watch one of our inspirational DMWS Welfare Officers in the spotlight on Alan Titchmarsh’s Love Your Garden. Nathan Cumberland, is in his garden with Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) regional manager and Alan Titchmarsh, for a much deserved garden make-over. Read more

  • Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire continues to support DMWS

    Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson and his wife Christine Atkinson visit DMWS and continue to show a real interest in our charitable work of supporting those who serve when they suffer from ill health. Read more