With Student Finance England taking their sweet time about solving whatever problem it is that they have with my account, I've resorted to the next logical option, which is starting sell off superfluous items. Admittedly this is something I could have done at any time for any reason.
Have also started reading The Modern Medical Student Manual, a book about achieving success throughout your time at medical school - actually written by the older brother of a girl in my year of the course. Only one chapter in, but a good read so far, eloquently written and quite inspiring indeed. How he found the time to write it as an F1 is beyond me.