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

  • New Model of Care for local Armed Forces Community launched

    Official launch of the Armed Forces Healthcare Navigator Service to support members of the Armed Forces community to access care and support in Birmingham. Read more

  • New memorial pays tribute to victims of 1940 Blitz at Salford Royal

    In a joint project with EFAN, DMWS organised a new war memorial at Salford Royal to commemorate the night that the hospital suffered fatalities during the Manchester Blitz of Christmas 1940. Read more

  • MoD Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award

    DMWS has been re-awarded the MoD Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for our exceptional support to the Armed Forces community. Being recognised for our work is a real honour. Read more

  • DMWS helps to reduce veteran’s social isolation

    DMWS has extended their person-centred medical welfare service to military veterans. Read how Welfare Officer Karen Daniels has supported 96 year old WW2 Veteran Paddy and connected him to a community he feels understood and safe in. Read more

  • DMWS elected to Cobseo Executive

    DMWS is delighted to have been elected to the Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo) Executive alongside War Widows Association and the Poppy Factory. The results were announced during the Cobseo Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 11 July 2017. Read more

  • Introduction of Chairman to Royal Patron

    Yesterday, DMWS Chairman Allan Thomson and Deputy Chairman Mr Steve Cowden met Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, GCVO at Buckingham Palace. The meeting forms the initial visit by Allan Thomson, our newly appointed chairman (1 March 2017) to meet HRH in her capacity as DMWS’s Royal Patron and to update her on DMWS fantastic work. Read more

  • Sad to see SSAFA run Norton House closing

    On 28 June 2017, the SSAFA run Norton House – Selly Oak closed its doors to new guests, after being a safe haven for families of injured Armed Forces Personnel over the past 8 years. Welfare Officers from the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) were invited to the closing ceremony, having worked very closely with SSAFA to support the families at Norton House. Read more

  • Veteran’s 75th Wedding Anniversary Surprise

    The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) organised for the wife of a 97 year old veteran to make a surprise visit to him in a Manchester hospital to celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. Read more

  • Charity CEO Nicky Murdoch recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

    DMWS is extremely proud of our CEO Nicky Murdoch, who has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for service to the Armed Forces Community and their families. Read more

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Upcoming events

  • L3 Diploma in Welfare Studies Jul 17

    Level 3 Diploma in Welfare Studies Read more

  • Resilience Training - RMA Sandhurst

    Bespoke session for RMA Sandhurst Read more

  • MHFA Adult Dec 17

    MHFA Adult 2-Day Course 05-06 Dec 2017 Read more