The Branch began as the Stoke Newington Cervical Cancer Prevention Campaign, which was formed in 1963. After an inaugeral public meeting, it met regularly at Brownswood Library hall. From this grew a national campaign formed at a public meeting in March 1965. The campaign changed its name to the W.N.C.C. in November 1967.
Amongst its early local achievements was the first cervical cytology clinic, at Hackney's Richmond Road Welfare Clinic and a mobile clinic and accompanying campaign, organised in association with LB Hackney, which was agreed with the Borough in March 1969. The mobile clinic toured five housing estates in July and August of that year.