"Taking part in this trial was really helpful": Yate woman takes part in Primary Care research

Tracey Cridge, 55, lives with her husband in the Yate/Coalpit Heath area of South Gloucestershire. She has lived in this area her entire life and has had asthma since she was a child.

Her local GP surgery is West Walk Surgery, Yate, that is renowned for its success in undertaking commercial clinical research.
Could you tell me how you found out about taking part in the research studies? I think it was Dr Davies who wrote me a letter to ask whether or not I would be interested. Some literature was also sent about the study for me to read. There was no pressure or anything about taking part in the study. It was just a matter of reading through the information I was given and if I was interested to give Dr Davies a call back, which is what I did.
Could you tell me a little bit about your condition and what it is like to live with your condition? Compared to some patients I am quite lucky as long as I stick to using my inhaler. Most of the time I am okay however in the winter my asthma tends…

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