Police Medical Welfare Service

About the service

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) works in partnership with the Police Federation to extend the existing welfare support for Police Officers, staff or family members. Our expertise and understanding of the challenges faced by those who provide 24/7 protection to the public, places us perfectly to extend our service to other frontline staff. In 2016, Hampshire was the first county to receive the additional support and in early 2017 the project was rolled out in the Avon and Somerset area.

What we do

Our service offers extra welfare support to sick, injured and assaulted officers with the aim to improve recovery time, wellbeing and resilience across the Force. Our Welfare Officers provide a confidential and impartial listening ear, practical assistance, home visits, liaising with the constabulary, and emotional support. DMWS works in partnership with existing police, welfare and charitable organisations with the aim of improving the experience for patients and their families at a time of need.

Current Projects and Contacts

Please follow the links below for more information and how to contact us for the Police Medical Welfare Services we currently run:

   Hampshire Police Medical Welfare Service

   Avon and Somerset Police Medical Welfare Service