Joe Collier is a retired doctor, one-time professor of medicines policy and a medical editor. Apart from everyday retirement duties he now spends much of his time writing, gardening and learning French. He lives in London but spends increasing amounts of time abroad (mainly in France).

In recent years, Joe has contributed to a number of blogs, including the BMJ’s Doc2Doc blogs and he was a co-founder of the Greyhares blog, on which he published over 200 blog posts since 2009. Since 2017, his blog posts, which are published every fortnight, have appeared here on ‘’.


“As I See It” is a book containing 50 of the blogs published on this site so since its launch in 2017. The collection was launched on Thursday 15 October 2020. If you would like to read, or re-read any of the chosen fifty, or you think others might like to take a peek, ‘As I See It’ is available in book form from Amazon at £6.99 plus postage and packaging at, or in electronic form at £2.50 at

Alternatively, you can buy signed copies from my local book bookshop  at £6.99 plus P&P from: