Staff at NHS Grampian have been disciplined for inappropriately accessing patients’ records.
New figures released by the health board show seven members of staff were disciplined in 2014 and 2015 over the incidents.
NHS Grampian also said that of those disciplined none was referred to Police Scotland over the incidents.
The health board added no one was reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office, an independent body set up to uphold information rights in the public interest.
An NHS Grampian spokeswoman today said the health board does everything it can to ensure public records are not tampered with.
She said: “While these incidents are disappointing they must be seen in the context of the millions of occasions patient data is handled by staff every year.
“We take the issue of data protection very seriously.
“We regularly train our staff in the importance and procedures covering data protection for the people we serve, and will continue regular training and awareness raising.”
The figures come after medical records of more than 8,000 patients from all across the North-east were lost in a flood last year.
Fire services were called out to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on July 7 after severe weather saw more than two weeks’ worth of rainfall across the city in just three hours.
During the flash flood, water swamped the basement area of the Foresterhill site and 8,100 patient records were damaged beyond use.
It was found flood water had come in through a floor in the room directly above one which had undergone maintenance work carried out by an independent building contractor.
The Information Commissioner’s Office issued an enforcement notice ordering NHS Grampian to make improvements to its practices after papers were abandoned in public areas of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on five occasions over a 13-month period.