My Christmas - Dr Steve Hambleton

At the top of his list is the maintenance of GP leadership within Medicare Locals as they replace general practice divisions across the country.

Next, a change of gear by government following the funding cuts to GP mental health care, which he argues will disenfranchise the profession.

While the two above are relatively new, the perennial item on many GPs’ lists – including Dr Hambleton’s – remains the reduction of the red tape that continues to tie the profession in knots.