RIP Doug Miles, founder of UKTelehealthcare

We are sad to let our readers know that Doug Miles, the founder and former Chairman of UKTelehealthcare, passed away on the 28 March 2020 a year after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Doug had worked in the TECS sector for over twenty-five years, initially as the manager of MASCOT Telecare in Merton, South London, before founding London Telecare in 2005. Doug and co-founder John Chambers relaunched the company as UKTelehealthcare in 2013 and he continued to chair the organisation until retiring in December 2017.

Gerry Allmark (UKTHC MD) said “Doug was a true gentleman of the TECS industry and will be greatly missed by me and the UKTHC team who he continued to support after his retirement. He will also be missed by his many colleagues and friends in the telecare sector.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family at this particularly difficult time for them.

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  1. Ben Carter

    Incredibly sad to read this. Doug was a lovely guy. Thoughts with his family at this very difficult time. xx

  2. Lynda Dowling

    Surprised to hear this sad news. Doug was very helpful & welcoming lead in his T/Hcare days where I met him. Sincere condolences indeed to his family/friends.

    • Sad news. Doug was really kind to me when I was thrown into the lions den of presenting our gas detectors at a telecare aware meeting way, way back when. I learned the hard way about ethics in the social care field. Engineers and occupational therapists don’t speak the same language. Doug was always so passionate about this field. Coventry Uni was an experience too Lynda.

  3. Wendy Trew

    Very sad news an absolute gent,fond memories of working with Doug in Merton 20yrs ago Condolences to his family x

  4. I have fond memories of meeting up with Doug a couple of times at the UK Telehealthcare’s London office (the bar at Victoria Station) as well as in his earlier role at MASCOT and mine as a TSA Board Member and Chair. We’ve come a long way since, but Doug epitomised the ethos of the sector. Cheerio, Doug! You’ve left an important legacy.