I am new to the forum and just made aware of the fact that I am at CKD stage 3 based on a test taken a year ago. Count at 53. Apart from being in shock with the news, I am a little disturbed by the fact that it took over a year for the doctor to get in touch with me and ask to be retested. Especially when the count had dropped to 53 from a previous count of 79 from a test taken 6 months prior. Whilst waiting for my nezt blood test I wish to get a 2nd opinion. Any thoughts or advice? Who would be the best Kidney specialist in the UK?