Well, so it seems at least… I finally sorted things out to register with a local doctor in London – the practice of Dr. Santamaria on Clapham Manor Street. An appointment was fixed for less than 24 hours later, and that appointment was even early. So everything should be sorted out very soon! Fingers crossed that the care is as good as the bureaucracy!
For a good overview about the NHS reform battle, have a look at this Guardian column by Polly Toynbee.