London Ambulance is cutting 330 management and support jobs, including IT.

IT management and other technology staff will form part of the posts being taken out of the back office over a five year period, London Ambulance has confirmed. Some 560 front line ambulance posts are also being cut.

London Ambulance responds to over one million callouts a year, and IT systems are central to a number of key functions including co-ordinating vehicles and personnel in rapidly changing circumstances.

The cuts are part of an attempt by the services to save £53 million, as the NHS faces tight cost constraints. The exact number of IT staff to be cut has not been revealed.

London Ambulance said some of the cuts would come from natural turnover. It also said it would reduce the number of agency workers.

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