"For the rest"
used when you have already mentioned the important parts of something and you now want to mention the other less important parts.
Source: Cambridge Dictionaries Online, English definition of “for the rest”
Example: The film was fast, with great performances, but for the rest it was boring.
What I want to ask is if "For the rest" can be used to introduce a new sentence and have the meaning of "as for the rest of my news", like in the following example:
I just came back from the doctor and he said that everything is fine. For the rest, I'm preparing myself for the final exams and at the same time I'm making plans for my new life in England.