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Meet Dee


Dee Lynes is well known amongst practices across York, East Ridings and North Yorkshire.

  • ​Accredited Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner (International Mediation Institute / UK Mediation))

  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance (Chartered Governance Institute UK and Ireland)

  • Level 7 Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management (National Association of Primary Care)

  • Active PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner

  • Diploma in Cognitive Coaching and Mentoring (Institute of Counselling)

  • Public Choice MA (Distinction)

  • Economics BA Hons (First Class)

Professional member of the CiPD, CMI and UKCGI.


Dee is well known amongst practices across York, East Ridings and North Yorkshire. She has over 25 years' experience and knowledge of working in both primary care and social care, and remains a passionate advocate for the VCSE sector and its ability to work as equal partners with practices and PCNs to improve patient outcomes. 


Dee has long been committed to co-production and involving people in decisions that affect them, as evidenced by three academic publications on this subject.

Dee worked as a Practice Manager in a small rural practice in North Yorkshire before setting up brightSOLUTIONS in 2013 to "provide a spare pair of hands when Practices need them". She quickly gained a reputation for successfully delivering complex projects - notably practice mergers - and  was invited by Medeconomics to contribute three chapters to their popular Guide to Practice Mergers.


Dee has a proven track record of consistently delivering high quality results even within the most challenging circumstances. She brings a genuine ethos of partnership working to all her work and is skilled in uniting stakeholders around a common goal and delivering pragmatic solutions to complex challenges.

Other Roles

  • In 2021 Dee joined the Board of Yorkshire Health Network as a non-executive director 'to support the Board to stay focused on what matters to its member practices and demonstrate high standards of corporate governance'. 

  • In January 2023 Dee successfully gained a place on the Department of Health and Social Care's Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards (Yorkshire and Humber sub-committee).

'Her direct and uncompromising style is so refreshing - she quickly identifies the really important issues and presents practical, no-nonsense options. I admire her boundless energy and dogged determination to do the right thing for the right reasons.'

Jacqui Chilcott, Practice Manager.

Dee was invited to write three chapters of this popular guide.

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