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The Police Medical Welfare Service offers extra welfare support to sick, injured and assaulted officers with the aim to improve recovery time, wellbeing and resilience across the Force. Read more
Under the 'Medical Welfare for the Veteran Community' Programme, DMWS Welfare Officers address the specific needs of veterans aged 65 and over when they are receiving medical care. Read more
DMWS provide a range of courses in Welfare, Mental Health First Aid and Resilience, which can be delivered at clients’ own premises or at our training facilities near Andover. Read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
patients and families supported by DMWS since 1943
pounds saved by the NHS with just two DMWS projects
days are lost each year to mental health illness each year
DMWS has appointed Paul Gaffney as Chief Executive Officer effective from 1 December 2017. He takes over from Nicky Murdoch MBE, who will take on the Charity's new role as Strategic Relations Director, following 6 successful years as CEO. Read more
DMWS Training met with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) to discuss past and future partnership in delivering MHFA courses to empower people to care for themselves and others. Read more
DMWS and Veterans First Point signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with the aim to improve collaboration between the two organisations and to better serve the Military community in Scotland. Read more