An osteopath has been found guilty of “unacceptable professional conduct” and barred from practice.

Elizabeth Treadaway, who worked in Rickmansworth, was removed from the register of osteopaths during a General Osteopathic Council professional conduct hearing on February 5.

The regulator determined Ms Treadaway did not comply with its “fitness to practice” process and that she failed to respond when they contacted her.

In May 2016, she was suspended for four months because she did not obtain indemnity insurance.

Her suspension was reviewed at a hearing in September that year, but Ms Treadaway did not attend.

It was found she had not taken appropriate action and her suspension was extended a further eight months.

Ms Treadaway’s suspension was reviewed two more times in April 2017 and March 2018 but she did not respond to any communication from the regulator or attend any hearings.

Her suspension was again extended.

During her February hearing, the professional conduct committee said registered osteopaths had a duty to engage with their regulator which Ms Treadaway had failed to do.

She was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and permanently struck from the register of osteopaths.