Pharmacy and healthcare retailer Lloydspharmacy has confirmed that IT jobs will be affected by its restructuring plans.

According to reports, the company is expected to cut up to 200 back office roles next month, as a result of the merger of its head office functions with those of pharmaceutical wholesaler, AAH Pharmaceuticals.

"We expect some IT jobs will be affected, but as we have still not finalised the selection and appointment process, we cannot say at this stage how many jobs may be affected," a spokesperson for parent company Celesio said.

The company announced its plans to merge the head office functions in April, and began a consultation exercise with employees at the time.

The Celesio spokesperson added: "As we stated at the outset, there are no predetermined cost-saving or headcount reduction targets: the purpose of this exercise is to design a new fit for purpose head office structure."

Lloydspharmacy's head office is based in Coventry, and the redundancies are likely to affect jobs in finance and HR as well.