Peter Drew was born in 1952 in Chingford, Essex, (now London E.4) and qualified in Medicine from Cambridge University and The London Hospital in 1977. After junior posts in The North East Thames region he was appointed as a lecturer on the Professorial Medical Unit of The London Hospital Medical College in 1980 and as Senior Registrar in General Medicine and Nephrology at The London Hospital in 1983. He was awarded his M.D. from Cambridge University in 1986 for a thesis entitled 'Physiological Studies with Arginine Vasopressin'. At the end of 1986 he was appointed to a consultant post in renal and general medicine in North East Wales, based in Wrexham, where for many years he took a full part in the unselected general medical intake as well as setting up a dialysis service on the Wrexham site. He retired at the end of 2017 and from 2018-2020 worked in rural New Zealand as a general physician working on a 1 in 6 rota looking after the emergency intake. On return from New Zealand, and after immunisation against the Covid virus, he worked part-time in Wrexham in the renal outpatients before hanging up his stethoscope in February 2023.